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Chey·enne

Cheyenne

 
pronunciation:
shaI en
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a member of a Native American people that now lives in Montana and Oklahoma.
definition 2: the capital city of the U.S. state of Wyoming.
Word History
Cheyenne is a Dakota Indian word that means "to speak red." The Dakota word shaia means "to speak strangely" or "to speak red." The Dakota considered their own speech "white" and ridiculed the speech of the Cheyenne people by calling it "red."